Every good and perfect gift

Note: I wrote this the day after Thanksgiving and it has taken me until now to post it. #laterblog? I almost scrapped it, but then thought that we should be Thankful all the times, not just Thanksgiving.

My family came to visit me this Thanksgiving. Despite rocky beginnings—a 4:30am arrival time, a mass break-in in my building parkade, and a busted car window—it was the most peaceful and joy-filled visits we’ve had in a long time.

We went for a long walk in the sunshine, went to church and I introduced them to one million people they probably will not remember in two weeks, wandered around Granville Island and watched football together. We didn’t do a lot, but being in each other’s company was enough.

*Not posed. How cute are my parents?

On Sunday I cooked and hosted thanksgiving dinner. It was my first time ever making a turkey and it turned out really well. We had a few friends over, pushed two tables together and made merry.

I love my family. And my friends who make up my Vancouver-family. I feel so blessed to have so many incredible people in my life. But most importantly I feel so thankful for a God who loves and delights in us. A heavenly father who wants good things for his children. And grace that is sufficiency, currency and covers all my failings and faults. What are you thankful for?